As experienced drivers, many of us have seen tractor-trailers with the message, “Stay Out of the No Zone,” wrapped around them during our travels. Still, many of us may wonder, what is the ‘No Zone’ and how can we help our teen drivers understand what a truck’s ‘No Zone’ is?
It is estimated there are more than 15 million trucks on the roads in the United States, making up about 6 percent of the total vehicles in the U.S. Still, according to Injury Facts 2017, they were involved in more than 4,000 fatalities in 2015 alone. New teen drivers will interact with these forty-ton vehicles as they learn to drive – which can be extremely intimidating – but makes it important for parents to know how to teach their teens the right way to handle semi-truck situations.